Former state Sen. Russ Fulcher (R), who last August declared his gubernatorial candidacy, has decided to re-direct his political quest away from the statewide race and toward an open congressional campaign. After Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Eagle/Boise) joined the highly competitive Governor’s contest to replace retiring incumbent Butch Otter (R), the open western state 1st District, Fulcher believes, gives him a better chance for victory. There he will face former Lt. Gov. David LeRoy and ex-Idaho County Commissioner James Rockwell in the forming Republican primary. The 1st District is a safe Republican seat.
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